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Karnataka High Court issues contempt notices on failure to renotify Shivamogga forest land

August 20, 2022 7:39 am

The court last year quashed the government decision to denotify reserve forests of 240 acres in Sudur and 20 acres in Kudi villages to rehabilitate people displaced by the construction of the Linganamakki dam.

Karnataka: No fresh mutation of forest land conducted in last 10 yrs, says forest dept

July 06, 2022 3:41 pm

Forest officials said most of the illegal grant of forest land was made to private parties, such as coffee cultivators and resort owners, among others.

What happens when green cover depletes in cities

May 30, 2022 10:59 pm

Even as Maharashtra's green cover is shrinking, an amateur birdwatcher fears the erasure of his neighbourhood avian population

Karnataka denotifies two thirds of forest land, draws flak from conservationists

May 05, 2022 9:09 pm

Revenue Minister R Ashok says the government will identify land for public projects from the denotified 6.64 lakh hectares and that the encroachers will be allowed to lease the land for 30 years.

Study shows Karnataka forest ecosystem services incurred Rs 3,831.28 crore loss

April 15, 2022 10:29 am

Forest fires are also stated to be one of the reasons behind significant loss and degradation of ecosystem services.

Karnataka: Over 2,600 acre forest land converted to create tree parks, shows data

February 08, 2022 8:21 pm

This includes 1,275.54 acre of reserve forest, 337.07 acre of district forest, 292.24 acre of micro forest, 61.77 acre of protected forest and 401.69 acre of declared forest among others

Parts of 2 villages in South Delhi get ‘reserved’ forest tag

February 08, 2022 6:43 am

Around 138 bighas in Chhatarpur and around 825 bighas in Rangpuri were recently notified under Section 20 of the Indian Forest Act.

UT, Panchkula forest cover up, Mohali’s shrinks

January 17, 2022 3:51 am

🔴 The report states that Chandigarh's forest cover increased from 19.32 per cent (2019) to 20.07 per cent (2021) of the total geographical area (114sqkm).

Jump in deforestation of world's most biodiverse savanna alarms Brazilian scientists

January 04, 2022 3:58 pm

Deforestation and other clearances of native vegetation in the Cerrado rose to 8,531 square kilometers in the 12 months through July. That is more than 10 times the size of New York City's land area.

Karnataka diverted 1,355.26 hectares of forest land for non-forestry purposes since 2016

December 21, 2021 6:28 pm

As per available records, 206 proposals involving 4,118.109067 hectares within protected areas including national parks and sanctuaries have been recommended for clearance by the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife during 2020 and 2021.


Jimmy Shergill feels it's important to support films on children

February 26, 2016 3:57 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill feels it is important to promote films which focus on kids.He said that films which have stories revolving around kids or children as the lead is very important to be promoted.Jimmy Shergill was present at the trailer launch of 'Shortcut Safari.'Directed by Amitabha Singh, 'Shortcut Safari' is a Hindi film whose story revolves around a group of children who get trapped in a dense forest, for three days, during their school outing.The experience of these seven children teaches them the value of mutual respect, team-spirit and perseverance, and also lays importance on a clean environment.